Join us on Saturday, April 30 at 11am in the Digital Learning Center at the Tennessee State Museum! This event began in 2019, but was stalled in 2020. We are so pleased to finally see this project come to fruition.

A panel of Borderless Arts participants will discuss the historical Face Off Project. This project consists of portraits of historical Tennesseans created by the Borderless Arts participants with a message that anyone can be the face of community leadership. The portraits will be on exhibit. The Borderless Arts participants will also recognize current Tennesseans who are influential in the areas of arts, education and disabilities. The Borderless Dance Community and Borderless Guitar Choir will perform.

This event is taking place in partnership with the Tennessee State Museum as they celebrate their Inclusive Day at the Museum which is from 10am-noon on April 30. In addition to Borderless Arts activities, families can explore and learn more about the museum’s new exhibition, Painting the Smokies: Art, History, and the Making of a National Park. This free event is open to people of all ages and abilities, but designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. The ambient noise in the galleries will be turned down and the lights will be brought up for a welcoming environment. A Quiet Room will be open to guests, and there will be a fun Smoky Mountain themed art activity for kids to make. A Social Narrative and Visual Schedule will be made available, which can also be found at prior to the event.